"I Box Up All The Butterflies" as written by and Jonthan Owen Peter Hobbs....
I find it difficult to
Relax in the summertime
With all the flowers in bloom
I creep across the countryside
With my net and my bait
And a pocketful of bailer twine

I break the promises I made
As I box up all the butterflies

I ruin
Everything
As I sit in a field of grass
In the spring
Listening
To the beat of its little heart
And to its wings
Struggling
For air under an upturned glass
And I put a pin
Through its wings

And I bottle it up,
I box it up,
And bury it in my heart

Just as I know my friends
I also know my enemies
Are the birds and the bees
And my own little insecurities

I creep around in the dark
And I tear up all the dandelions
And I break my own heart
As I box up all the butterflies

Tirelessly,
Following
Its tiny butterfly tracks
Across the field in the spring
With a plastic carrier bag

Full of fish,
Hooks, and string
I lay a little matchbox trap
And I put pin
Through its wings

And I bottle it up,
I box it up
And bury it in my heart

I folded up its furry wings
And opened up its little heart
It might sound stupid
But something about it made me want to pull it apart

I ruin
Everything
As I sit in a field of grass
In the spring
Listening
To the beat of its little heart
And to its wings
Struggling
For air under an upturned glass
And I put a pin through its wing

And I bottle it up,
I box it up,
And bury it in my heart.


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"I Box Up All the Butterflies" as written by Peter Hobbs Jonthan Owen

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    General CommentA romance failed because they couldn't just relax and take things slow. The relationship is ruined for the sake of making memories.
    mark1021on April 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is about how in the end, we often destroy the beautiful things in our life, just like a child who inquisitively picks apart a butterfly because it is beautiful and he doesn't know any better.
    Technophobiaon April 11, 2009   Link

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